In a true emergency, you should call 911. Call (217) 331-0053 for both emergency and non-emergency services. Sangamon County Dispatch will send an ambulance service to you based on location of the call, availability of ambulances, and other factors. To schedule a non-emergency, call (217) 331-0053.
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why choose us
Our ambulances are equipped with advanced life support (ALS) equipment that transmits vital information directly to the receiving hospital. This allows the Emergency Room to properly prepare for the patient’s condition and provide immediate care upon arrival. All of our ambulances are tracked and dispatched via GPS locator units and include onboard laptops. Medics First ambulances are continually being upgraded to leverage the latest technological advances.
Our nationally-registered or state licensed Paramedics and EMTs are highly trained and receive comprehensive continuing education. Both our service and our medical staff are regulated by the State of Illinois. To maintain our EMT licenses, we must complete 120 hours of approved continuing medical education in both adult and pediatric care. We are dedicated to exceeding those standards.
Many of our paramedics have also received additional training and certifications, including:
- ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- PhTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support
- PEPP - Pediatric Emergency Prehospital Professionals
- PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support
- CCEMT-P Critical Care Certification